How to start a healthy lifestyle

Staying healthy often seems very challenging. But the key is to try adding one new healthy habit to your life at a time. If you try doing a lot of new things at once it can be overwhelming and lead to you giving up on your new lifestyle. And remember to be patient with yourself!

Today, I’m here to share some small lifestyle changes you can start doing to become a healthier person slowly and steadily:


Get enough sleep

Getting a good amount of sleep is absolutely necessary if you want to be at your productive best. Sleep deprivation affects your brain’s ability to concentrate and perform at its best. No matter how busy you are, try to get 6-8 hours of sleep daily.


Wake up at the same time every morning

Waking up at the same time every day (on the weekends too) makes it easier to get up in the morning. If your body knows what to expect, it will behave a lot better for you so no more sleeping until noon on weekends.


Drink a glass of water first thing in the morning

Hydrating first thing in the morning helps to aid digestion, enhance skin health, and boost energy.


Start your day with a healthy breakfast

Eat a good healthy breakfast to start your day strong, help with your energy levels and keep you focused. Try to avoid sugary foods so you don’t feel sluggish for the rest of the day.


Change your eating habits

Eat everything with moderation. Include a different variety of fruits, vegetables, and protein in your diet. But do not restrict yourself.


Shop with a grocery list and prepare healthy meals and snacks

Instead of stocking your pantry with processed snacks, try to prepare healthy snacks at home that require only a few ingredients. So, when you are hungry, you have no other option but to eat those.


Be more active

Try to be more active by doing what you love. It could be dancing, walking, doing yoga, walking, or lifting weights. Just move your body whenever you can!


Get sunlight 

Vitamin D is one of the most important nutrients for overall health, and the sunlight is one of our best sources of it. Aim to get at least 30 minutes of sunlight each day if you can.


Do things you enjoy

Whether that’s exercise, baking, painting, playing an instrument, reading a book reserve time each day to spend doing activities you enjoy.


Practice gratitude

I cant’ recommend this enough. Practice gratitude each day, this could be when you wake up or before bed. In the 21 days challenge app you can find a challenge with everyday gratitude questions.


Start small and make the changes you really want in life.

What are some habits you have been able to incorporate and keep? Let me know in the comments 😊

 

 

38 Replies to “How to start a healthy lifestyle”

  1. Very good. Thank you

  2. Great blog with lots of good information and timely for me.

    1. Thank you 🙂

      1. Thank you very informative!

        1. Shadow Angelo says: Reply

          Thanks a lot

    2. Pues he estado desarollando mi rutina de mañana y gratitud… Solo que a veces no hay motivación.. pero me esfuerzo cada día… Gracias por estos consejos.. Necesito consejos de motivación 😊

      1. Andrea Rajkovic says: Reply

        Thx a lot

  3. Thanks alot for this amazing reminder💕

  4. Thank you. Question- how important are carbs in a diet? My sister does not eat carbs, unless it’s a “cheat” day. I’ve tried to tell her she needs them for energy as she is doing carsio a lot. Sometimes twice a day. Then she wonders why she’s tired.

    1. Ask her how many carbs she limits herself to eating a day. When you are maintaining weight on a low carb diet its somewhere between 40 and 100 a day. You might be perceiving no carbs but she may just be low carbs. If she is skipping them completely, pick up any Atkins book at a store or thrift and give it to her.

    2. Ashley S Flynn says: Reply

      Hi there! A lot of people think cutting out macros is an easy way to lose weight, but it isn’t necessary and is hard to maintain in the long term. In my experience, no one ever got fat eating quinoa, chickpeas, or bananas. I wouldn’t paint healthy carbs with the same brush as soda, chips, or cake. I hope that helps.

    3. I’m not an expert on this subject but in my opinion, carbs are just as important as protein, vegetables, fruit and so on. We should eat everything in moderation, we just have to keep in mind that there should be a balance in our diet 😊

      1. Setting around is hard not to eat and over the night I eat and I’m not happy

        with that 🥺

    4. I love this,it helps me a lot, sometimes when things are hard for me I can’t even take care of myself but with this,I am becoming a better version of myself.oxox

    5. Parimal Sonar says: Reply

      Keep going and posting such blog really helpful.

  5. shittu olufemi oluseun says: Reply

    Amazing. Thanks

  6. Trisha Godbey says: Reply

    I started working out at home a little bit with the home workout challenge, and now I’m doing workouts of my own. 🤗 I am going to do the gratitude and sleep schedule ones next. I think I can handle 2 at once, and one of the key parts is that if it becomes too much, I can simply hit the restart button.

    1. I get up the same time every day.

    2. Thank you for this post! It’s exactly what I needed to read today to help get me back on track. ~Dana

    3. Telma Cabral Crepaldi says: Reply

      Thank you! Amazing.

  7. Yoga, coloring, cross stitch 😊

    1. Love this 😊

  8. Daffrin frani says: Reply

    Nice 👍😊

  9. Thanks a lot. I start my day by reading every morning in the bed, I play music at least 10mn a day and I walk as much as possible. I’ve made a Vision Board and a big Bucket List and I do my challenges on the app ’21 days challenge’ since january. 😊

    1. Love, love love this!! Thank you so much for sharing it 😊

  10. I try new recipes and drive around blasting my favorite tunes.

    1. Love this! Thanks for sharing 😊

    2. I make one habit to never ever throw garbage any where on road if there is no dustbin i was found. i put it in my bag or my pocket and disposal at right place

  11. Adopt a plant, care and watch it grow

    1. It’s the best feeling seeing our “babies” growing healthy 🙂

  12. Divine Stephen says: Reply

    Amazing information. Thank you

    1. Thanks for reading it 🙂

  13. Getting early on the morning
    Drinking glass of water enjoying my hobby though I can’t get much time.😊 youguys keep up this good work it’s really very motivating and I look forward for more of your blogs

  14. Dianne Alamani says: Reply

    I like it! 🥰

  15. Ahg man that’s something I’ve been needing to reading, couldn’t be more grateful keep up the good work.

  16. These are great healthy habits that are also changes you can make without having to go to a gym or buy a bunch of items to obtain these goals; however, I have to admit that I did spend money on the drinking water change. I’ve always been really bad at drinking water so I purchased a 128 oz water bottle, which sounds like a lot and I was the first one to say these no way I can drink all this in one day. The difference with this water bottle is it keeps you accountable and you don’t drink it all at once. It starts at 7am and goes to 9 am and you only have to drink an ounce during that time to meet your goal of having your water down to the 9am line… then it continues to give you 2 hours to drink between the times, with the ounce increasing a little as you go down. I totally recommend this water bottle. I got mine at Amazon but I’m sure they carry them at other places a well.

  17. A very interesting and mind blowing piece, I learn new things everyday and for free. This is what others are paying for, I remain grateful for this…

  18. Nice blog and informative
    too

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